Mitt Romney’s post-debate bounce found by Republican-leaning pollster Rasmussen’s over the weekend appears to have tapered off.
In Rasmussen’s Saturday release of its daily tracking poll, Romney led President Barack Obama among likely voters, 49 percent to 47 percent — a reverse from Obama’s 2-point edge found in the previous day’s release. Based on a 3-day rolling average, Saturday’s release was based on findings from Wednesday through Friday, which means that it included some pre-debate responses.
Obama and Romney each draw the support of 48 percent of likely voters in Monday’s poll, which is based on responses gathered Oct. 5-7. That tracking period encompasses both the aftermath of the Oct. 3 debate and the two days following Friday’s solid jobs report.